Augusta Selma Stigen

2 April 1892–23 April 1988 (Age 96)
Halstad, Norman, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Augusta Selma

When Augusta Selma Stigen was born on 2 April 1892, in Halstad, Norman, Minnesota, United States, her father, Amund Halvorsen Stigen, was 29 and her mother, Sina Josephine Hasby, was 27. She married Victor Holm. She lived in Minnesota, United States in 1895 and Hubbard Township, Polk, Minnesota, United States in 1900. She died on 23 April 1988, at the age of 96, and was buried in Shelly Township, Norman, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Corbet Dempsey
Augusta Selma Stigen
Alice Dempsey
Walter Elmer Stigen
Lovonna Dempsey
Winona Henrietta Dempsey
Marie Dempsey
Margaret Josephine Demsey

Spouse and Children



    Alice Dempsey


    Walter Elmer Stigen


    Lovonna Dempsey


    Winona Henrietta Dempsey


    Marie Dempsey


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

Age 1

The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Age 25

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from several farmsteads named from the definite singular of stig, Old Norse stígr ‘path’, ‘trail’, frequently denoting a position high on a hillside.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Augusta Stigen in household of Stigen, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
  • Gustie Dempsey in household of Joseph Dempsey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Selma Agusta Stigen in household of Amond H Stigen, "United States Census, 1900"

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